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New edition of Lens Curator brings you 5 new excerpts from the world of photography and videography. Read about hiding lav mics, new hardware for editors, how to properly calibrate your monitor, many ways to use gaff tape and about the new Samsung memory cards technology.

Samsung Introduces Universal Flash Storage

Samsung’s new 256GB UFS removable memory card will provide greatly improved user experiences, especially in high-resolution 3D gaming and high-resolution movie playback. It provides more than five times faster sequential read performance compared to that of a typical microSD card, reading sequentially at 530 megabytes per second (MB/s). When it comes to writing, it’s 350 times higher than the 100 IOPs of a typical microSD card and attains a 170MB/s sequential write speed, almost doubling the top-end microSD card speed. Now all we have to do is wait for the manufacturers to adopt the new UFS format.
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50 Ways To Use Gaff Tape

The Slanted Lens’s Jay P. Morgan delivers 50 different ways to utilize the most versatile filmmaker tool – Gaff Tape!

How to Color Calibrate for Filmmaking?

What if my red is your blue? And what if your blue is my pink? Aputure’s Ted and Stephen break down what color-calibration is and explain how you can do it correctly for filmmaking.

Using Palette Gear in your editing workflow

Palette Gear is a powerful and fun way to interact with your favorite creative software in a whole new tactile manner. Buttons, dials, and sliders/faders give you a versatile way to adjust any keyboard-shortcut-controlled part of your software such as adding keyframes, adjusting effect parameters, and much more, through pre-programmed functionality.
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17 Ways to Hide a Lavalier Mic

Recording good, clean audio is one of the hardest things to do in filmmaking. Setting a lavalier microphone on a bulky, scratchy, or nonexistent costume is one of the trickiest feats out there. This in-depth tutorial gives us everything we need to know, plus some handy examples and extremely helpful advice.
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